The Namib Naukluft desert is one of the most inhospitable environments in the World.
Precipitation far exceeds the annual rainfall, and only the most hardened of flora and fauna species can survive.
Thus it is some surprise to find one flowering plant.
The "Devil Thorn" Tribulus spp. develop extremely rapidly and completes its whole life cycle from germination, to flowering to seed-formation, within as short a period as two weeks.